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Name a Valid First-Level Subdivision for Every Country - Pro

There are 3637 inhabited subdivisions in the world. Can you name at least one for every country?
In this version, subdivisions that are named after the country itself, its capital or cardinal directions do not work.

A first-level subdivision is a portion of a country delineated for the purpose of administration, which is included within no other subdivision of the said country.
8 countries have no valid subdivision.
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Last updated: November 8, 2023
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Country
# and type
Afghanistan
34 provinces
✓ AF
Albania
12 counties
✓ AL
Algeria
58 provinces
✓ DZ
Andorra
7 parishes
✓ AD
Angola
18 provinces
✓ AO
Antigua and
Barbuda
6 parishes
1 dependency
✓ AG
Argentina
23 provinces
1 city
✓ AR
Armenia
10 provinces
1 municipality
✓ AM
Australia
6 states
3 internal territories
3 external territories
✓ AU
Austria
9 states
✓ AT
Azerbaijan
59 districts
10 cities
1 autonomous republic
✓ AZ
Bahamas
33 districts
✓ BS
Bahrain
4 governorates
✓ BH
Bangladesh
8 divisions
✓ BD
Barbados
11 parishes
✓ BB
Belarus
6 regions
1 city
✓ BY
Belgium
3 regions
✓ BE
Belize
6 districts
✓ BZ
Benin
12 departments
✓ BJ
Bhutan
20 districts
✓ BT
Bolivia
9 departments
✓ BO
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
2 federal entities
1 district
✓ BA
Botswana
10 districts
5 towns
2 cities
✓ BW
Brazil
26 states
1 district
✓ BR
Brunei
4 districts
✓ BN
Bulgaria
28 provinces
✓ BG
Burkina Faso
13 regions
✓ BF
Burundi
18 provinces
✓ BI
Cambodia
24 provinces
1 municipality
✓ KH
Cameroon
10 regions
✓ CM
Canada
10 provinces
3 territories
✓ CA
Cape Verde
22 municipalities
✓ CV
Central African
Republic
20 prefectures
✓ CF
Chad
23 regions
✓ TD
Chile
16 regions
✓ CL
China
22 provinces
5 autonomous regions
4 municipalities
2 special regions
✓ CN
Colombia
32 departments
1 district
✓ CO
Comoros
3 islands
✓ KM
Costa Rica
7 provinces
✓ CR
Croatia
20 counties
1 city
✓ HR
Cuba
15 provinces
1 municipality
✓ CU
Cyprus
6 districts
✓ CY
Czech Republic
13 regions
1 city
✓ CZ
Dem. Rep.
of the Congo
25 provinces
1 city
✓ CD
Denmark
5 regions
2 constituent countries
✓ DK
Djibouti
6 regions
✓ DJ
Dominica
10 parishes
✓ DM
Dominican Republic
31 provinces
1 district
✓ DO
East Timor
13 municipalities
✓ TL
Ecuador
24 provinces
✓ EC
Egypt
27 governorates
✓ EG
El Salvador
14 departments
✓ SV
Equatorial Guinea
8 provinces
✓ GQ
Eritrea
6 regions
✓ ER
Estonia
15 counties
✓ EE
Eswatini
4 regions
✓ SZ
Ethiopia
12 regions
2 cities
✓ ET
F.S. Micronesia
4 states
✓ FM
Fiji
4 divisions
1 dependency
✓ FJ
Finland
19 regions
✓ FI
France
18 regions
6 collectivities
✓ FR
Gabon
9 provinces
✓ GA
Georgia
9 regions
2 autonomous republics
1 city
✓ GE
Germany
16 states
✓ DE
Ghana
16 regions
✓ GH
Greece
7 administrations
1 community
✓ GR
Grenada
6 parishes
1 dependency
✓ GD
Guatemala
22 departments
✓ GT
Guinea
8 regions
✓ GN
Guinea-Bissau
8 regions
1 sector
✓ GW
Guyana
10 regions
✓ GY
Haiti
10 departments
✓ HT
Honduras
18 departments
✓ HN
Hungary
20 counties
✓ HU
Iceland
64 municipalities
✓ IS
India
28 states
8 union territories
✓ IN
Indonesia
38 provinces
✓ ID
Iran
31 provinces
✓ IR
Iraq
19 governorates
✓ IQ
Ireland
31 councils
✓ IE
Israel
7 districts
✓ IL
Italy
20 regions
✓ IT
Ivory Coast
31 regions
2 districts
✓ CI
Jamaica
14 parishes
✓ JM
Japan
47 prefectures
✓ JP
Jordan
12 governorates
✓ JO
Kazakhstan
17 regions
4 cities
✓ KZ
Kenya
47 counties
✓ KE
Kosovo
7 districts
✓ XK
Kuwait
6 provinces
✓ KW
Kyrgyzstan
7 regions
2 cities
✓ KG
Laos
17 provinces
1 prefecture
✓ LA
Latvia
36 municipalities
7 cities
✓ LV
Lebanon
9 governorates
✓ LB
Lesotho
10 districts
✓ LS
Liberia
15 counties
✓ LR
Libya
22 districts
✓ LY
Liechtenstein
11 municipalities
✓ LI
Lithuania
10 counties
✓ LT
Luxembourg
12 cantons
✓ LU
Country
# and type
Madagascar
24 regions
✓ MG
Malaysia
13 states
3 territories
✓ MY
Maldives
17 atolls
4 cities
✓ MV
Mali
10 regions
1 district
✓ ML
Malta
5 regions
✓ MT
Marshall Islands
24 municipalities
✓ MH
Mauritania
15 regions
✓ MR
Mauritius
4 islands
✓ MU
Mexico
31 states
1 district
✓ MX
Moldova
32 districts
3 municipalities
2 autonomous units
✓ MD
Monaco
9 wards
✓ MC
Mongolia
21 provinces
1 municipality
✓ MN
Montenegro
24 municipalities
✓ ME
Morocco
12 regions
✓ MA
Mozambique
10 provinces
1 city
✓ MZ
Myanmar
7 states
7 regions
5 zones
1 division
1 territory
✓ MM
Namibia
14 regions
✓ NA
Nauru
14 districts
✓ NR
Nepal
7 provinces
✓ NP
Netherlands
4 constituent countries
✓ NL
New Zealand
3 constituent countries
✓ NZ
Nicaragua
15 departments
2 autonomous regions
✓ NI
Niger
8 regions
✓ NE
Nigeria
36 states
1 territory
✓ NG
North Korea
9 provinces
4 cities
✓ KP
North Macedonia
70 municipalities
1 city
✓ MK
Norway
11 regions
1 territory
✓ NO
Oman
11 provinces
✓ OM
Pakistan
4 provinces
3 territories
✓ PK
Palau
16 states
✓ PW
Panama
10 provinces
4 indigenous regions
✓ PA
Papua New Guinea
20 provinces
1 autonomous region
1 district
✓ PG
Paraguay
17 departments
1 district
✓ PY
Peru
24 departments
2 provinces
✓ PE
Philippines
17 administrative regions
1 autonomous region
✓ PH
Poland
16 provinces
✓ PL
Portugal
18 districts
2 autonomous regions
✓ PT
Qatar
8 municipalities
✓ QA
Republic of the Congo
12 departments
✓ CG
Romania
41 counties
1 municipality
✓ RO
Russia
46 oblasts
22 republics
9 krais
4 okrugs
3 cities
1 autonomous oblast
✓ RU
Saint Lucia
10 districts
✓ LC
Saint Vincent and
the Grenadines
6 parishes
✓ VC
Samoa
11 districts
✓ WS
San Marino
9 municipalities
✓ SM
São Tomé
and Príncipe
6 districts
1 autonomous region
✓ ST
Saudi Arabia
13 provinces
✓ SA
Senegal
14 regions
✓ SN
Serbia
17 districts
1 autonomous province
1 city
✓ RS
Seychelles
28 districts
✓ SC
Slovakia
8 regions
✓ SK
Slovenia
58 units
✓ SI
Solomon Islands
9 provinces
1 territory
✓ SB
Somalia
7 states
1 region
✓ SO
South Africa
9 provinces
✓ ZA
South Korea
17 provinces
✓ KR
South Sudan
10 states
2 areas
✓ SS
Spain
17 communities
2 cities
✓ ES
Sri Lanka
9 provinces
✓ LK
Sudan
18 states
✓ SD
Suriname
10 districts
✓ SR
Sweden
21 counties
✓ SE
Switzerland
26 cantons
✓ CH
Syria
14 governorates
✓ SY
Taiwan
13 counties
6 special municipalities
3 cities
✓ TW
Tajikistan
4 regions
1 autonomous region
✓ TJ
Tanzania
31 regions
✓ TZ
Thailand
76 provinces
1 area
✓ TH
Togo
5 regions
✓ TG
Tonga
5 divisions
✓ TO
Trinidad and Tobago
9 regions
5 municipalities
1 island
✓ TT
Tunisia
24 governorates
✓ TN
Turkey
81 provinces
✓ TR
Turkmenistan
5 regions
1 district
✓ TM
Tuvalu
9 islands
✓ TV
Uganda
135 districts
✓ UG
Ukraine
24 regions
1 city
✓ UA
United Arab Emirates
7 emirates
✓ AE
United Kingdom
11 territories
3 constituent countries
3 crown dependencies
1 province
✓ GB
United States
50 states
5 territories
1 district
✓ US
Uruguay
19 departments
✓ UY
Uzbekistan
12 regions
1 autonomous republic
1 city
✓ UZ
Vanuatu
6 provinces
✓ VU
Venezuela
23 states
1 dependency
1 district
✓ VE
Vietnam
58 provinces
5 municipalities
✓ VN
Yemen
21 provinces
1 municipality
✓ YE
Zambia
10 provinces
✓ ZM
Zimbabwe
10 provinces
✓ ZW
+5
Level 82
Jun 22, 2020
Many people requested this version. The following type-ins have been removed :

- North, South, East, West, Central, Mid, Inner, Outer, Upper, Lower, Lesser, Greater and derived type-ins

- Capital, Federal District, ... and capital names

- Anything that contains the country's name itself.

Have fun!

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Level 56
Jun 22, 2020
Great quiz Yev! This one is a lot more challenging. Nominated!
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Level 82
Jun 22, 2020
Thank you! I hope others will appreciate the challenge as well!
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Level 59
Jun 22, 2020
It would be funny if you actually stuck completely to the rules and countries like the Vatican became impossible to guess.
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Level 82
Jun 22, 2020
That would've been fun for half of you guys and the other half would insult me lol
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Level 56
Sep 11, 2020
When you type in a random letter, six countries show up. Is this intentional?
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Level 82
Sep 11, 2020
Yes, those are the 6 countries that have no valid subdivision for this quiz
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Level 63
Jan 3, 2021
Not that it much matters (considering everyone will guess Bavaria anyways) but Berlin works for Germany.
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Level 82
Jan 3, 2021
Thanks for spotting this. It'll be fixed in a sec. Edit : done.
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Level 32
Feb 28, 2022
I guessed Saar!
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Level 60
Nov 9, 2023
I used Brandenburg.
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Level 81
Oct 1, 2021
I'm wondering what divisions you have in your list that should have triggered Ivory Coast. I tried the ones below all of which work in IAB's World and Africa first level subdivision quizzes but none of them turned it green. Sud Comoe, N'Zi, Folon, Grans Ponts, Poro, Bere, Nawa, Goh, Loh Djiboua, and maybe a few others.
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Level 68
Aug 28, 2022
You didn't try Abidjan? I thought it was the most obvious.
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Level 59
Oct 20, 2021
Nominated!
+3
Level 84
Nov 6, 2021
Washington should work since it's the name of a US state.
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Level 57
Feb 12, 2022
Probably doesn't work because of *Washingon* DC being considered
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Level 60
Nov 9, 2023
Yes, but it should work because Washington state and Washington DC are separately named.
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Level 82
Nov 10, 2023
That was fixed in the recent update
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Level 77
Feb 8, 2022
I was so scared thinking about Malawi for a second lol
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Level 60
Jun 12, 2022
Great job, I managed a 65 to my surprise by guessing regions (mostly islands but some deserts) and cities! Can you accept HCMC for Ho Chi Minh City as it usually is? Also, it would be neat if you could list some answers but delete it from the grid to allow people to see it in stats, but I suppose it wouldn't be that hard to look it up.
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Level 62
May 10, 2023
I did the same kind of thing; guessing "Lake", "Sahel" and "Amazonas" netted me a few points.
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Level 60
May 10, 2023
I guessed Natal for Brazil and got South Africa. I also tried Santiago for Cape Verde and came out with Argentina, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador instead.
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Level 58
Jan 22, 2023
Zagreb should work for Croatia.
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Level 82
Jan 22, 2023
it is named after the capital
+2
Level 45
Feb 13, 2023
Saint Kitts and Nevis is named after the country
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Level 49
Apr 16, 2023
great quiz but shouldnt central, west and east equatoria count (south sudan)? or do these fall under cardinal directions. if so, could you please update the description to state that any subdivisions INCLUDING cardinal dircetions in their name do not count. also, why doesnt abyei count? also, please add 5 to 10 minutes
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Level 71
May 12, 2023
I put North Holland for Netherlands and it worked. Maybe those were not included, at least not yet.
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Level 49
Nov 11, 2023
the first subdivision level for netherlands - at least according to jetpunk standards - isnt actually provinces but constituent countries (netherlands and aruba, bonaire, curacao i think)
+2
Level 71
Nov 7, 2023
thimphu shouldnt be accepted for bhutan
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Level 82
Nov 7, 2023
Thanks
+1
Level 67
Nov 7, 2023
Scored 161 in the original one, manly using the capital strategy. Would be surprised if I get 50 here :D
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Level 82
Nov 7, 2023
Tell me when you're done :)
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Level 53
Nov 7, 2023
The link to the featured version of the quiz doesn't work, also great quiz!
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Level 82
Nov 8, 2023
fixed :)
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Level 70
Nov 8, 2023
Great!
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Level 76
Nov 9, 2023
For New Zealand you appear to have accidentally inputted colonies and protectorates, rather than the subdivisions within the country.
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Level 82
Nov 9, 2023
Those are the actual first-level subdivisions "constituent countries" (Tokelau is part of the realm of NZ though)